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Cane Rosso Fort Worth nabs master pizzaiolo to oversee deluxe domed oven

Cane Rosso Fort Worth nabs master pizzaiolo to oversee domed oven

The Cane Rosso opening in Fort Worth is getting its own dedicated master pizzaiolo. Shon Ben-Kely will oversee the deluxe domed oven at this new location, slated to open in December.

Ben-Kely has worked with some of the finest pizzaioli, including Carmine D’ Amato, Michele D'Amelio (pizzaiolo at Pizzeria Testa in Frisco) and Roberto Caporuscio.

The Fort Worth Cane Rosso is the third branch, following the original in Deep Ellum and the spin-off near White Rock Lake.

Ben-Kely was born in New Jersey and raised in Las Vegas, where he attended the University of Nevada. He got most of his experience working at Settebello Pizzeria in Las Vegas, where he worked for six years under the tutelage of master pizzaiolo Carmine D’ Amato.

Settebello has been on an expansion spree, opening branches in Nevada, California and Salt Lake City.

In March, Ben-Kely dabbled in entrepreneurialism by launching a pizza food truck called L'Artigiano. He's a member of Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) and Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani (APN).

Shon Ben-Kely of Cane Rosso Fort Worth
Shon Ben-Kely is the master pizzaiolo at the new Cane Rosso in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of Cane Rosso